She is, in fact, Georgian, born in Tiflis (Tbilisi) in 1901, and lived most of her life in Georgia, but toured a lot throughout USSR. She studied vocal from school, graduated from Georgian conservatory and did more private study, meaning to go into opera, but started a professional career only in 1935, when she was 34, singing gypsy music, art songs and pop songs. These recordings are probably from late 30s - early 40s, a peak of her popularity, which then declined more for political reasons than any others. In 1950 she started working in Georgian philharmonic. Died in 1968.Thanks for this share!
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